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- n. thyrotomy
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_Radium and the therapeutic roentgenray_ have given good results, but not such as would warrant their exclusive use in any case of malignancy in the larynx operable by laryngofissure.
The excellent results from the method described in the foregoing paragraph has relegated laryngostomy to those cases that come in with a severe cicatricial stenosis from an injudicious laryngofissure; and even in these cases cure of the stenosis as well as the papillomata can usually be obtained by endoscopic methods alone, using superficial scalping off of the papillomata with subsequent laryngoscopic bouginage for the stenosis.
* The author's results in laryngofissure have recently fallen to 79 per cent of relative cures by thyrochondrotomy.
(laryngofissure) followed by painstaking after-care is the only absolute cure so far known for malignant neoplasms of the larynx; and it is a cure only in those intrinsic cases in which the growth is small, and is located in the anterior two-thirds of the intrinsic area.